Map of S'pore? It's in the bag

More than 6,000 defective plastic bags were folded into flowers and used to form the shape of a Singapore map.

The project was a two-month-long effort by students, elderly citizens living in Tampines as well as employees of retailer Dairy Farm.

Dairy Farm provided plastics bags from its stores, including Giant and Cold Storage supermarkets.

Yesterday, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Mayor of North East District, unveiled the map at a community event at Tampines.

The map was donated to the People's Association after the event and will be displayed in next year's Chingay Parade as a symbol marking Singapore's 50th birthday.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 needy families in the North East district will be receiving groceries and other essentials donated by Dairy Farm over the coming weeks.

This article was first published on July 20, 2014.
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